Dog tail positions and what they mean

Like many pet owners and lovers, I grew up misunderstanding dog tail positions and what they mean.  As a child, I presumed a dog’s wagging tail indicated a friendly, playful, and engaged animal.  As soon as any dog in the neighborhood came up to me with a sweet, ol’ panting face and a swinging tail, I was ready to run off for forever friend-style frolicking.

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Nasty and sweet: The pros and cons of owning a terrier

Terriers are one of the most popular types of dogs around the world. There are seven different breeds of terriers in the top 50 most popular dogs in the world, and this isn’t by chance. Terriers as a group are lively, intelligent, playful, and generally very hardy and stout little companion dogs. They do have their own specific quirks and personalities, just as all other breeds do. Most terriers are relatively easy to care for as far as grooming is concerned but the Yorkshire terrier is a bit of an exception to the rule. Its fine coat requires regular grooming to keep it tangle and mat-free.

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Shih Tzu's teeth and gums...

Taking care of your Shih Tzu's dental health is an important part of keeping them healthy and happy. Starting a dental routine early will help prevent gum disease, tooth decay, and bad breath. Learn all the steps you need to take to keep your pup's teeth and gums in tip-top shape!

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The Chihuahua: A royal history

The Chihuahua, one of the smallest dog breeds globally, has an intriguing and storied past. Its origins and purpose have been the subject of much debate, leaving a legacy that is both enchanting and mysterious. In this comprehensive article, we will delve into the Chihuahua's rich history, its original purpose, and its connections to Mexico and China. We will also introduce you to the most famous Chihuahua in history and discuss its rise to popularity in modern times. Chihuahuas are a popular breed of toy dog that originated in Mexico. They are named after the Mexican state of Chihuahua, where they were first noted in the mid-19th century.

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Why do dogs have whiskers?

The scientific term for whiskers is vibrissa, and they help dogs feel and explore their surroundings. These special tactile hairs are an evolutive trait that allows mammals to determine the size of nearby objects, detect threats, find their food, and much more. Keep reading to learn what are dogs' whiskers, why they are important, and why they should never be removed.

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Is dog anxiety a real problem?

Puppy anxiety is a common issue among young dogs that can cause distress for both the animal and its owners. Anxiety can manifest in a variety of ways, including destructive behavior, vocalization, or physical symptoms like shaking or panting. However, there are many techniques that owners can use to reduce their puppy's anxiety and improve their quality of life. In this blog post, we will explore the causes and signs of puppy anxiety, as well as strategies for managing and preventing it.

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